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ADVISORY: In Philadelphia, CAP Action to Co-Host Event on Skilling America’s Workforce
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ADVISORY: In Philadelphia, CAP Action to Co-Host Event on Skilling America’s Workforce

Event will focus on how investments in training can grow the U.S. economy and create pathways into the middle class.

Philadelphia, PA — A highly skilled workforce is essential to a well-functioning economy. Skilled workers raise productivity, grow the American economy, and help maintain our global competitiveness. Skills training can also be a driver of economic mobility, helping workers increase their own wages and productivity. Both the public and private sectors can play a key role in helping raise the skills of America’s workforce by developing and expanding access to high-quality training programs, such as apprenticeships, that lead to high-wage jobs.

On Tuesday, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and AT&T will co-host a discussion on the importance of worker training as an engine for growth and a pathway into the middle class for workers. A light lunch will be served.

Members of the media can click here to RSVP.

WHO:

Featured panelists:

Hill Harper, actor; Founder, Manifest Your Destiny Foundation
Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
John Palmer, Chief Learning Officer, AT&T
Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Moderator:

Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Hilton Penn’s Landing
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
Grand Ballroom A
Philadelphia, PA 19106

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at apreiss@americanprogress.org or 202.478.6331.